eccrine gland


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eccrine gland

n.
Any of the numerous small sweat glands distributed over the body's surface that produce a clear aqueous secretion devoid of cytoplasmic constituents and important in regulating body temperature.
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Noun1.eccrine gland - a small sweat gland that produces only a fluid; restricted to the human skin
sudoriferous gland, sweat gland - any of the glands in the skin that secrete perspiration
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The miraDry system utilizes the Company's proprietary miraWave(TM) technology and is the first system to permanently eliminate apocrine and eccrine glands in the axilla which are the cause of unwanted sweat and odor.
Because the vulva contains a high density of apocrine and anogenital mammary-like glands relative to eccrine glands and pilosebaceous units, we suspect that the spectrum of neoplasms identified in the vulvar region would reflect the relative frequency of these structures.
Microscopic examination of the dermis showed hair follicles, eccrine glands, and sebaceous glands.